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American nurse, child kidnapped in Haiti: aid group

An American nurse and her child have been kidnapped in Haiti, a Christian aid group said Saturday, days after the US government ordered its nonessential personnel out of the impoverished Caribbean country due to spiraling insecurity.

Alix Dorsainvil and her child were kidnapped Thursday morning near Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince, El Roi Haiti said in a statement on its website.

US Senator calls for assurances for Greece, Cyprus in any upgrade of Turkish F-16s

US Senator Chris Van Hollen, a member of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, called on a State Department official to get assurances from Turkey that it will not use the F-16 fighter jets it seeks to upgrade to violate Greece's or Cyprus' airspace.